Film: Ferrari Ki Sawaari
Cast: Sharman Joshi (last acted in Allah Ke Bande; 2010), Boman Irani (last acted in Tezz) and master Ritvik Sahore (debut)
Storyline: The law-abiding Parsi father of a cricket fanatic takes a major risk to fulfill his son’s wish, only to spark off a whirlwind journey of comic sequences and slapstick scenes.
Debut Director: Rajesh Mapurkar
He previously worked on 3 Idiots and Lage Raho Munnabhai as the associate director. From producer Vidhu Vinod Chopra’s camp, this film will mark Mapuskar’s debut as a director and screenwriter.
For a change, his music hasn’t created any record-breaking buzz; probably because there was no news of any tracks being plagiarised this time.
Publicity points included: Hindi film shot at the Lord’s Cricket Ground in London for the first time; first solo lead role for Sharman; Mapuskar’s first directorial; features Vidya Balan’s first item number; the first time Pritam’s music isn’t topping charts. Lots of firsts to look forward to here.
Vidya Balan was roped in for a mind-bogglingly annoying item number called Mala Zau de. The Ferrari in the film apparently belonged to Sachin Tendulkar before he sold it to a Gujarati businessman who, for no fault of his own, has been making headlines for a few weeks now.
Is it a sequel to 3 Idiots? Is it a parody of Munnabhai? No! It’s another feel-good film from this camp (Rajkumar Hirani has written the dialogues)! It’ll work wonders for ‘family audiences’.
For the final verdict: Look out for the review tomorrow